Our money guide provides information on bank accounts, money exchange, credit and debit cards and money transfers. If you need to open a bank account, we will explain how to do it - step by step.
Exchanging foreign currency
The local currency of Romania is called the Leu (currency code: RON). Romania was the third country in the world to fully convert to polymer notes. Romania is still primarily a cash economy, so make sure you always carry sufficient leu to cover your expenses.
Opening an account
The National Bank of Romania (NBR) is the country's central bank and is headquartered in Bucharest. There are also many international banks in Romania and you can choose the one you like.